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A modern adaptation of the classic, dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley. It is 2016. After a war and as a result of mass consumerism, the world's moral compass has changed. Love is wrong, sex is only for pleasure, never for procreation and the idea of family is repelant.  Lower caste individuals either do menial work or live in reservations in the American mid-west. Then out of one of these reservations comes John, a man born to a high caste mother, abandoned there by her lover 20 years before....
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by Welch, Holmes
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Published in 1957 under title: The parting of the way
Topics: Laozi, Taoism, Taoïsme
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Thomas Paine
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LibriVox recording of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Common Sense , Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It...
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Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, paine, pamphlet
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Librivox recording of Don Quixote Volume 1 , by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (transl. John Ormsby). Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo’s bedraggled old Jewish quarter. The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, Quijote, Quixote, sancho panza
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text